As ESL and ELD programs are becoming more common, some clear patterns are emerging. One of the best things you can do when working with ESL students is recognize the importance of their own native culture. When you create lesson plans that deal with things students can recognize in their own native language, students are more open to the learning process.
One of the best ways to reach ESL students is to place their cultural traditions in context. One of the best ways to do this is to share holiday traditions from around the world. For example, people all over the world have different ways of celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving and Easter. While traditions may vary, certain elements unite people from all over the world. Holidays are a great time to teach students new English vocabulary words. No matter if you're teaching English to native speakers, or you're teaching to students from around the world, it's a good idea to keep your lesson plans fresh. As the new school year approaches, teachers look for new ways to present lesson plans and materials. If you're working with ESL students, you're dealing with a communication barrier that must be addressed through your lesson plans.
One of the main tasks for ESL teachers is to build up the confidence of international students. This confidence boost helps students to take risks and also encourages them to reach for higher levels of learning. This is also true if you are teaching English abroad, which is what more and more English teachers are looking to become certified to do. Another great way to encourage learning among ESL students is to involve family members. Many ESL teachers organize family nights and other special events. This is a great way for students to see the diversity of their fellow classmates. In addition, parents have the opportunity to meet one another and often form friendships and support systems that last for years to come. This is also a great opportunity to encourage people of all ages to practice their conversational English skills.
Prof: More important to teach students to ?battle linguistic racism? than standard English
A professor of medieval literature at the City University of New York (CUNY) lamented academia?s support for ?Standard American English? in a recent op-ed. Affirming students? use of non-standard English is important, he says, because students who ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:52:00 GMT
Working in ESL without teaching?
... instructor who had to give up a career in college-level teaching. I still want to work in the ESL field somehow, or have a hand in materials development or something else that helps students learn, without actually teaching. How can I go about doing this?
Publ.Date : Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:34:00 GMT
Guidelines call for English medium in primary schools
To ensure quality education for students in primary schools, the government has issued new guidelines for the primary schools in the state. It has evinced a mixed response among the teaching community. A district teacher said, ?English is imperative for ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 13 Aug 2017 14:33:00 GMT
Teaching Shakespeare to ESL Students: The Study of Language Arts in Four Major Plays
This is a teacher?s resource book tailor-made for EFL teachers who want to bring Shakespeare into their classes. It includes forty innovative lesson plans with ready-to-use worksheets, hands-on games and student-oriented activities that help EFL learners ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:46:00 GMT
Why English Language Teaching is a Dream Career
Why do so many people want to do it? Why does English language teaching as a career rock? Maybe it?s because it?s so darn rewarding. It?s definitely not easy, but when you see your students finally get a complex grammar rule, you literally feel like ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Southern Miss student travels to Thailand to teach English
Southern Miss student travels to Thailand to teach English This summer marks the second consecutive year USM senior English major Michael Coats has served as an ESL instructor in Thailand. Check out this story on hattiesburgamerican.com: http://hatne.ws ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:18:00 GMT
More than scores: Minn. rethinks assessments of English language learners
State education officials are using an update in federal law to try to tackle one of education's thorniest problems: how to teach students with limited or no English skills. Under a draft state plan for evaluating schools, students' progress learning ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:53:00 GMT